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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 328–329 | Cite as

Tuberculosis of the patella

  • M. Hernández Gimenez
  • J. V. Tovar Beltran
  • M. I. Frieyro Segui
  • E. Pascual Gómez
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Abstract

The case of an 8-year-old boy with tuberculous arthritis of the right knee in whom patellar disease was the only radiological abnormality is presented. The patellar findings were a large lytic area with sclerotic borders containing a dense image corresponding to a sequestrum. Open biopsy was necessary for diagnosis, since the radiological abnormalities are consistent with other chronic infectious diseases.

Keywords

Public Health Arthritis Infectious Disease Tuberculosis Open Biopsy 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hernández Gimenez
    • 1
  • J. V. Tovar Beltran
    • 3
    • 2
  • M. I. Frieyro Segui
    • 1
  • E. Pascual Gómez
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric RadiologyHospital of Alicante (INSALUD)AlicanteSpain
  2. 2.University of AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  3. 3.Sectión de ReumatologiaHospital de Alicante (INSALUD)AlicanteSpain

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